Best Connection Travel ~ since 1988
A Taste of Italy
with Sorrento

April 2-12, 2022

 
Tour provided by CIE Tours
Cost $3,495 Per Person, 
For Land Only

Single Occupancy 
Add $1,225

Deposit $500 Per Person
Due by May 1, 2021

Final Payment Due 1/15/22

Airfare will be available May 2021


IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU?

Visiting Italy requires being able to walk on cobblestones and uneven terrain, climb stairs, vehicle steps, and in and out of boats, and walk or stand for several hours at a time. Traffic restrictions often require coaches to drop off passengers a substantial distance away, with a 20 minute walk to the attraction. some tours include activities in late evening, A typical day may require 5 miles of medium paced walking. 
JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING VIRTUAL PRESENTATION FOR THIS TOUR ON APRIL 7, 2021 AT 10AM! CALL ROSIE FOR MORE INFORMATION 443-877-4455
Join your host Rosie Cavin and enjoy a little more time - and a lot more beauty- on this fully escorted extended tour of Italy!
ITINERARY

APR 2  Depart the THE U.S.

APR 3 VENICE ~Meet your tour director at 4:00 PM for a welcome reception, and take an orientation walk with your Tour Director of the city known as the ‘Queen of the Adriatic.' Spend a couple of hours exploring on your own before gathering again for a Welcome drink and dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)

APR 4 VENICE ~Take a guided walking tour of Venice, the most serene of cities. See its glorious architecture, and charming bridges and canals. Visit the magnificent Doge's Palace and the acclaimed Piazza and Basilica of San Marco. Journey along the canals for a view of the city from a gondola. Delight in an evening of independent dining and exploration. (B)

APR 5 BOLOGNA-FLORENCE Take a private group water taxi from your hotel to your coach and travel on to Florence. During your journey, stop for free time in the lively, historic foodie city of Bologna. Arrive at your hotel outside Florence's city center. Take a break, then depart for an orientation walk with your Tour Director and enjoy some free time in this beautiful city, the capital of Tuscany and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy a typical Tuscan dinner with your group at a local Florence restaurant (B, D)

APR 6 FLORENCE~Take a walking tour of Florence with a local guide and marvel at the sights of the city center such as the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. Visit the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's iconic sculpture of David. Savor a local lunch in the heart of Florence. After lunch you will have the rest of the day to explore this magnificent city at your leisure. (B, L)


APR 7 ORVIETO - ROME ~ They say that all roads lead to Rome, so you are off to the Eternal City with a special and delicious stop in Orvieto for a local wine tasting. Visit the historic Colosseum, the iconic structure of Imperial Rome constructed between 72 and 80 AD. This engineering marvel could hold 50,000 - 80,000 spectators at public spectacles, gladiator battles and classical dramas. (Please note that on some departures, the Colosseum visit may be moved to Day 6). Imagine the ghosts of the Caesars in the ruins of the Forum, the ancient heart of the Roman Empire. Your hotel tonight is in Rome's historic center. (B)


APR 8 ROME ~ Discover Rome independently this morning, as you enjoy free time to explore. In the afternoon visit the Vatican for a guided tour of the Museums, with entrance to the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. (Please note that the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica are sometimes closed by the Vatican so visits are subject to availability). Then it is off to dinner in a local restaurant (B, D)


APR 9 POMPEII - SORRENTO~ Depart from Rome for the World Heritage site of Pompeii, a city frozen in time after a volcanic eruption in 79AD. Learn about the city's rediscovery in 1748 and excavation on a guided tour of this archaeological treasure. Savor lunch at an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria before arriving at your hotel in Sorrento, a lively resort town popular since Roman times now famous for stunning views of villas dotting the rocky cliffs along the coastline. (B, L)


APR 10 ISLE OF CAPRI ~ This morning take a fast ferry across the Bay of Naples to the charming Isle of Capri. Enjoy the breath taking sights of this beautiful island. You will explore independently today, Capri is beloved as a day trip destination for its Roman ruins and colorful Blue Grotto, as well as its wonderful beaches. Return to Sorrento in the afternoon for an evening at leisure (B)


APR 11 SORRENTO ~ The day is yours in Sorrento, a town popular with tourists since the days of the 19th-century Grand Tour. Beloved by writers such as Bryon, Keats and Dickens. Famed for its lemons and Limoncello digestif, this charming town has many quaint antique stores and artisan shops to discover. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group. (B, D)


APR 12, HOME SWEET HOME! ~ Your tour ends after breakfast. Nearest international airport is Naples.(B)


HOTELS FOR THIS TOUR

Hotel Bonvecchiati Venezia, Venice

Hotel Bonvecchiati's rooms are individually designed in a classic Venetian or a modern style. Each room has free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, satellite TV, and a private bathroom with bathrobe and slippers. Some rooms have views over the canal or the surrounding rooftops. Breakfast is buffet style. Restaurant La Terrazza offers Venetian, classic Italian and international cuisine, all served on the waterside terrace. Meals are accompanied by a wide selection of wines from the on site wine cellar.

StarHotels Tuscany Florence Hotel, Florence


Starhotels Tuscany offers free Wi-Fi throughout and is located 1.9 miles from Firenze Peretola Airport. Its rooms come with soft feather beds and parquet floors. The Tuscany offers contemporary rooms with fittings in carved oak and wrought iron. All rooms have satellite TV and a marble bathroom with bath, shower and toiletries.

The Tribune Hotel, Rome

Offering free WiFi throughout, The Tribune Hotel is centrally located in Rome, 1,950 feet from Villa Borghese. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and the Trevi Fountain is just a 15-minute walk away. The modern rooms feature a satellite flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and an private bathroom with hairdryer. Free water is provided on arrival, and tea/coffee-making facilities are provided.

Carlton International Hotel, Sorrento


Facing the Gulf of Naples, this 4-Star hotel is in the center of Sorrento, about 150 feet from Piazza Tasso. It offers its own swimming pool and free Wi-Fi throughout. Rooms are bright and functional with an private bathroom, an LCD TV and air conditioning. A sea-view balcony is available in some rooms. A mini-bar is available on request. A sweet and savory breakfast buffet is provided daily, including cold meats, cheeses and sweet pastries.

Your Host and Travel Consultant: Rosie Cavin
443-877-4455 or 410-224-4555
Rosie@BestConnectionTravel.com
1125 West Street, Annapolis MD  21401